Religion: As to War

In the first eight months of World War 11 most U. S. churchmen were pacifist, isolationist. Likewise isolationist were most other U. S. citizens. But since May 10, remarkable changes have come over plain U. S. isolationists: With German Blitzkrieg in the Low Countries, they veered from isolation almost as fast as German columns advanced.

Have U. S. churchmen also changed their minds about U. S. neutrality? Queried last week by TIME, many a U. S.

churchman revealed that indeed they have.

Two isolationist groups admitted no official change: Lutherans, Catholics. German...

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